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Grab, Uber ordered to pay P16M in fines

The country’s antitrust body fined Grab and Uber P16 million for allegedly causing undue difficulties that prejudiced the review of their controversial takeover deal. Top officials of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said on Wednesday the companies had made the review process unnecessarily difficult, despite clear orders against such actions. Grab Philippines, now the largest […]

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PCC appoints UK audit firm to monitor Grab pricing, service quality

  Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has appointed international audit firm Smith & Williamson to monitor ride-hailing company, Grab Philippines. “Smith & Williamson as the independent monitoring group will serve as our eyes and ears on the ground. Their reports or recommendations will be evaluated but PCC will still ultimately determine any possible transgressions,” said PCC […]

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Toyota pours $500M into self-driving cars tieup with Uber

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft Toyota, based in Japan, is also investing $500 million in Uber as part of the alliance announced Monday. The deal […]

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China’s Didi suspends ride-sharing service after murder

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Sunday it would suspend its ride-sharing Hitch service after the rape and murder of a passenger, the second such killing this year. Police have arrested a 27-year-old man who worked as a driver in the eastern city of Wenzhou on suspicion of raping and killing a female passenger who […]

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Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Uber on Monday said it is hitting the brakes on self-driving trucks, shifting gears to focus just on autonomous cars. Uber is among a number of technology and car companies racing toward what some contend is an inevitable future in which vehicles drive themselves. Uber’s aspirations had included self-driving trucks, […]

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LTFRB: Hype overcharging, too; P2/minute rate unauthorized

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered another transport network company (TNC) to explain why it was overcharging passengers. In a show-cause order issued on July 13, the LTFRB questioned why Hype Transport Inc. was charging passengers a P2-per-minute travel rate without the board’s approval. Hype was one of the five TNCs […]

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Uber shows off its vision for future ‘flying taxi’

LOS ANGELES, United States — It’s not a bird, nor a plane. But Uber’s new prototype vehicle unveiled Tuesday shows off its vision of the future of transportation — a “flying taxi” that aims to alleviate urban congestion. A model of Uber’s electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept (eVTOL) — a cross between a […]

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek wants to operate in PH – LTFRB exec

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek has expressed its interest in joining the country’s transport network vehicle service (TNVS) industry, an official from the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Monday. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada welcomed the move but said that Go-Jek’s entry would still have to undergo strict deliberation. “Go-Jek is interested […]

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Uber car drives down flight of stairs in US because app said so

An Uber driver decided to take a shortcut, but got stuck for nearly two hours trying to go down a flight of stairs. The white Toyota Camry was found on the stairs of a pedestrian walkway at around 1:23 p.m. local time, outside a Safeway store on Market Street in San Francisco, USA. The San […]

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As Uber exits, Grab hit by complaints about high rates

On the day Grab became the dominant player in the ride-hailing industry with Uber’s exit from the country, commuters complained about its exorbitant fares. The transport network company (TNC), however, stressed that it was not taking advantage of the situation, explaining that its rates were still within the bounds approved by the government. Still, Grab’s […]

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